Beverly A. Hajek, a banking VP, retired after 32 years in the workforce and resides in Waynesboro, PA. She is the daughter-in-law of the main character of this book and has spearheaded all the research to put this family saga together. From the moment she and her husband, Richard, stumbled upon the first clue in 1990 while visiting Texas, she knew she wanted to share this story. "This true story has been burning in me for over 20 years. I had the storyline, chapters, title and even the cover design in my head just waiting for the perfect time to introduce it to the world." Her two passions in life have always been horses and writing. She had two articles published internationally and assisted a Grammy Nominated song-writer with a recorded song. "I hope you will be as thrilled reading this fascinating story as I was honored to tell it."